|I never really “told” anyone... I didn’t have to, they figured it out. The first person I admitted it to was my Dad. By the time I had that conversation with him I had been addicted for 11 years. My parents knew that my addiction was my problem not there’s and we had not once discussed it in those 11 years. I had always known that my parents were there if I needed them. My parents had never enabled me so my relationship with them had always been very positive. I brought my problem to them when I knew I was finished and I knew my problem was something I could not handle alone. Once we had that conversation something within me would not allow myself to relapse. In 11 years of addiction I made one attempt at sobriety. I have been clean 13.5 years. I never went to rehab, I only went to two meetings ( they hurt me instead of help me) I found my own system that worked to keep me clean and leaned on my family. My process was successful so there is not a single change I would have made to it.